Filling you in on the last 3 months & how it all began!
~The Calling & Confirmation~
I always had a heart to be a full time missionary. I was praying & asked God to reveal this calling & passion to my husband if it is what he is calling us to do. Shortly after I got a call from Ry saying… on his break at work he was praying & The Lord flooded him with visions of leaving Hawaii & doing missions. Without even having to tell Ry this is what I felt Gods calling us to do, The Lord brought confirmation!
~Taking the FIRST STEP!~
God had given us this vision for missions but we didn’t know the details… WALK IN FAITH not by sight… Ry & I both prayed apart & came back together to confirm what The Lord had told us. He said March & we both felt to start our commitment at one year but be open for as long as he leads us to stay. We also felt a heart for Thailand & Indonesia. It’s amazing how much you can love ur church your home your friends & even your job… & even those perfect Hawaiian waves!!!… But when God puts something on your heart, your passion to fallow his will overcomes all that is great for something you know will be even greater.
The Lord put on my heart… Don’t cling so tightly to your blessings… Surrender them… How can you move forward into what God has for you if you think this is as good as it gets… “These are all Gods blessings I give them up for him bc I’m confident He has even more in store.” Surrender one blessing to receive the next! They keep getting more breath taking!!!
Take one faith step at a time in missions ill lead the way… What Powerful words!!!
Ry & I enjoying the many blessings of God’s creation in Hawaii.
Leaving Hawaii and after our visit with family.
~The Camino De Compostela~
What we needed most… But least expected, THE CAMINO!
Wow what a journey/pilgrimage! Months ago we watched a movie called “The Way” we thought o that’s sick! But it never crossed our minds again. Until we stayed at a friends moms house for a night while having a layover from the USA to Europe. She inspired us by her experience with The Lord while doing the 500 mile walk across Spain. Before setting out for missions Ry & I thought we really needed it for alone time to renew our minds, spiritual prepare & let God revile & prepare our hearts for Thailand. Although that’s what happened little did we know along with that came metal & spiritual BREAKDOWN… As well as BREAKTHROUGH & FREEDOM from bondage from past relationships. O how I would need hours & hours or writing to explain the breakthrough that took place on this 37 day journey of walking 8 hours a day. The Lord had shined light on dark places the enemy was holding as strong holds. Without even being able to recognize it before. This had to take place for so many reasons… To see how now we are going to be able to be used to our FULL potential in ministering & in our relationship.
A few picture along the Camino.
Ry & I using rocks to symbolise our strongholds & laying it at the foot of the cross!
We also were very unprepared for the walk thinking spring weather! In this brought us to a place to trust God will provide. We had only clothing for 2 days for spring warm weather… Hello this isn’t Hawaii… Europe= very unpredictable weather, rain & winter like days… Sometimes snow! Just at my breaking point of freezing to death I found a lost n found! O the ways God provides! Found a coat, sleeping bag, warm tights, hat & one glove… Yes one glove! It seemed right when we needed something even shampoo it was right there. It was amazing to see us being able to use the clothes then as we saw a need being able to then give back! In this way we need to trust God for our finances. He helps us make our money stretch!
Harsh cold weather conditions along the Way… Yes that is snow!
We got the privilege many times to pray with others & to get prayed for along the Camino!
Refuge = no heat! 200 hundred smelly snoring people… Communal living. This will break you down & make any girl as tough or tougher than any man! They also don’t clean the sheets & your praising God if u get a hot shower with water pressure! Thankful now for every little thing!!! & believe I needed this breakdown to prepare & adapt me for mission living!
The Camino brought us into perspective of a real pilgrimage. Of what it may of looked & felt like to be a disciple on the road. & brought to life what villages & churches were like back in time.
~Vision for Thailand~
We will be in Phuket Thailand next working with SHE ministry (Self Help & Empowerment)
helping empower the girls that were sold into sex trafficking . There we will be walking along side broken physically & emotionally Thai & Burmese girls. We have a heart to build relationship & share the Love of Jesus. I want to share the breakthrough God has done in my life & teach them to have a personal relationship with Jesus & show them how to find there identity in Christ! We are committing 3 or 4 months but we will leave our departure dates up to The Lord… I will keep updates on the blog. I pray you all get a heart for how God is moving in our lives and those in Thailand.
If you have a heart to support us in our outreach to Thailand please contact us by e-mail for details.